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How Shall We Then Live? by Esther Nelson

President Obama, responding to the beheading of American journalist, James Foley, by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), said, “ISIL speaks for no religion…and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents….ISIL is not Islamic” (August 20, 2014). 1,105 more words


Victimless Crimes

“Mr. President, you may seem alone and being humiliated, with nothing at all in foreign land,

but Mr. President, you have never been alone,

you are not alone and you will never be alone. 371 more words


International Day of the Girl 2014- Empower girls: End FGM

October 11th 2014 is the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is “Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence”. Female genital mutilation is one abhorrent  350 more words


Confronting Violence in the name of God

Public Lecture by Rabbi Lord Sacks on Monday 20 October at 7pm, Greenwood Theatre (Guy’s campus), Kings College London.

All are welcome and admission is free, but… 122 more words


Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

The great folks at Colorlines are currently running an extensive, brilliant and insightful series on Black Men: Life Cycles of Inequity. Today’s re-post addresses the issue of violence in Black communities, … 286 more words


I Know You Are But What Am I?

At a recent meeting of our local chapter of the Chess and Root Beer Club one of our more erudite members reminded us that America was founded as a European dumping ground for religious fanatics, criminals, and international corporations created to scam as much of the wealth of the land and its people as possible. 398 more words